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  • Bolivia to allow 10-year-olds into workforce

    Bolivian politicians have approved child workers as young as 10 years old, under a new law that lays out specific conditions for their employment.

    Congress passed the measure by consensus on Wednesday, requiring employers to ensure the physical and mental health of employees, and prevent exploitation.

    "The age limit, as defined formally by the Code for Children and Adolescents, is 14 years old," senator Adolfo Mendoza said after the enactment of the bill, which he co-sponsored.

    But the new code allows exceptions, when specific legal criteria have been met, so that children may begin "working for others from age 12, which is allowed by international conventions, and self-employment from age 10."


    More: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americ...484792982.html
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